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    What is a dermatologic surgeon?

    Part of a progressive medical subspecialty, ASDS member dermatologists perform medically necessary and cosmetic procedures to improve the health, function and beauty of skin through every stage of life.

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    From forehead furrows to frown lines…

    Performing more than 5 million cosmetic procedures each year, ASDS member dermatologists offer many treatments that are less intense, safer and have quicker recovery times than ever before.

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    1.5 million Americans are diagnosed with skin cancer every year

    Any suspicious new growths or changes should be examined by a dermatologist immediately. ASDS member dermatologists are trained to select the best treatment choice based on the individual patient.

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    From excess fat to wrinkles…

    Offering a range of office-based cosmetic procedures, ASDS member dermatologists can select the appropriate treatment choice to meet your individual goals.

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2013 Cutting Edge Research Grant Winners

 The Cutting Edge Research Grant Program unites education and innovation to encourage and stimulate clinical research and the transfer of new technologies from the research settings to surgical practice. Since 2000, the ASDS has awarded more than $1 million in clinical research funding in surgical oncology, lasers, neuromodulators, fillers, liposuction and other cosmetic procedures. This year, the following researchers were awarded funds to complete their studies:

  • Jeremy A. Brauer, MD (Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York): Evaluation of the Safety and Efficacy of Multiple Same Week Pulsed Dye Laser Treatments of Port Wine Stains
  • Daniel P. Friedmann, MD (Cosmetic Laser Center, San Diego): A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study of the Effect of a High-Potency Topical Corticosteroid Following Sclerotherapy for Reticular Veins and Telangiectasias of the Lower Extremities
  • Jennifer Gordon, MD (University of Texas, Southwestern Austin): Excimer Light Treatment for Lidiopathic Guttate Hypomelanosis: A Pilot Study
  • Arisa E. Ortiz, MD (University of California, San Diego): Non-invasive Autofluorescent Imaging of Non-melanoma Skin Cancer Tumor Margins During Mohs Micrographic Surgery
  • Amanda Raymond, MD (University of California, San Francisco): Melanoma Outcomes in Transplant Recipients with Pre-transplant Melanoma
  • Razieh Soltani-Arabshahi, MD (University of Utah): Randomized Controlled Trial of 308 nm Excimer Laser for Treatment of Nail Psoriasis

For more information or an application for next year’s program: visit Cutting Edge Research Grant.
 

 



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